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Tue,21Nov2017

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Oil & Gas: The dance of the cost cutters

Dimeji Salaudeen, Head, Africa oil and gas sector, KPMGThe crash in the oil price is causing damage across the sector, but on the up-side it gives cash-rich companies a chance to take advantage of cheaper services, grab market share and rejig their business models for greater efficiency.

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Ecobank Ghana boss to head regional operations

Samuel Ashitey Adjei, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated's new managing director for the newly created division comprising of subsidiaries in central, eastern and southern AfricaEcobank Transnational Incorporated has appointed the current head of its Ghana operations as the new managing director for the newly created division comprising of subsidiaries in central, eastern and southern Africa.

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No more shadow-boxing over leadership - Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO, Ecobank Transnational

Ade Ayeyemi Group chief executive officer, Ecobank Transnational. Photo©Guilhem Alandry/Documentography for TARWith its expanded continental footprint, new investors and a new chief executive, the Togo-based bank is poised for the next step, though there may be global trouble ahead.

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Tanzania: Former World Bank economist Mpango named finance minister

Philip Mpango has been appointed minister for finance and planningTanzania's President John Magufuli has appointed former World Bank economist Philip Mpango as minister for finance and planning, the presidential spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Patrick Njoroge - Kenya's trusted central bank governor

Patrick Njoroge, Kenya's Central Bank Governor. Photo©ReutersKenya's central bank governor has yet to complete six months in the job but he has done what few of his country's officials ever achieve: he has made people feel their money is safe in his hands.

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We have a strong skill set in Africa - Delphine Maidou

Chief executive, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty AfricaAllianz's Maidou says insurance companies should remind corporate clients about the strength of capacity in africa and governments should protect local industries to drive growth.

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Governments need a big dose of simplification - Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt, Chief executive officer, General Electric. Photo©Eric Baudet/Divergence-Images.ComGE's planned $1bn investment to make Nigeria a manufacturing, service and innovation hub has started with its Calabar plant. But governments must cut the red tape, says CEO, Jeff Immelt.

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